It's been a strange and crazy time in Dursleyville. After a sizzling stinking 42.4 celsius last Wednesday for the solstice, today it never got above 24 and at times was even cold due to the wind.
Slowly making progress on the quarterly ritual of 1 year and 5 year plans and tidying up all sorts of loose ends to mark the end of an eventful year.
Christmas was quiet and uneventful and most of the serpent amusement and entertainment was to be found in Cyberia.
They do say that when choosing an enemy, be very careful lest you become like them.
I just could not help but think of that while finding myself not once but several times reading or making snarky replies to Trump Tweets at 3 in the morning. So sad.
Now aside from the odd sack full of loot and a double chin or two, the thought of resembling that pestilential orange beast in any way is just too dreadful to contemplate.
Yesss. This ancient serpent got tired of stalking from a distance and sitting on the sidelines and figured it is finally time to get a front row seat in the circus. The other advantage to signing up to Twitter is the ability to like tweets so that it is possible to come back later and easily find the odd needle in a very giant haystack.
So I signed up a few weeks ago only to make the strange discovery that in most cases it was more user friendly as an outsider. Unlike Livejournal and other such ancient sites, it's only the folks who are logged in who have to endure all the adverts and endless notifications. Learnt quickly to nuke most of those and keep them out of the inbox.
It's a handy place for sharing snippets of stuff especially since nearly every web page these days provides a quick fix Twitter button so there's no need to even cut or paste let alone squiggle snippets of HTML code. It's all too easy but also frustrating.
While brevity is the soul of wit, there is bugger all you can do with 140 characters. Unless your name is Donald Trump. But it his unpredictability combined with access to power that is the real cause of interest in his Twitter storms.
It sure beats Presidential debates or holding press conferences where nosy reporters can ask nasty questions and he can make a total idiot of himself which he is always more likely to do when under pressure.
Of course another adage springs to mind - Don't think of pink pythons. Getting involved in the drama is just giving the narcissistic orange turd yet more of the attention that he desperately desires and definitely does not need. After all, he has played the media with his rat cunning manner and predatory instinct knowing that no publicity is bad publicity and free publicity is the best kind of all.
Paying attention to and retweeting his rants even with the Snark on Steroids - It's like providing crack to an addict.
But maybe Izzie is an addict too.
To quote the words of Michael Arntzen
"Only Trouble is interesting"
But give him time and he will make enough twitter rope to hang himself with. And with some 18 million followers, at least one of them will have a copy somewhere of any incriminating evidence he cares to delete. The internet is forever and it will be most amusing indeed to see the Tweet Storm that will be Exhibit A in some fraud or treason trial - or at least some psychiatric diagnosis.
In the near future there will be Phd and Masters theses written on this theme.
Must be off. There's a Twitter Trump Train Wreck to attend to.